Enter the 2020 Edge Hill Prize

Posted 3 Feb 2020 by Sue Lawson in Competitions & Prizes

The Edge Hill Prize is awarded annually by Edge Hill University for excellence in a published single author short story collection.

The literary world, particularly fiction, has long been dominated by the novel, with countless awards that exclusively acknowledge authors for their work around this form. Now, in the digital era, literary fiction is under pressure; a faster pace of life and a plethora of distractions threaten to eliminate reading as a form of entertainment.

The concept for the prize was developed by Professor Ailsa Cox following a 2006 short-story conference at Edge Hill. Candidates must be born or normally reside in the British Isles (including Ireland), making the prize the only United Kingdom award to recognize a single author, published short-story collection. Colm Toibin was the first winner of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize in 2007. His winning collection, Mothers and Sons, explores the family relationships of several individuals during significant times in their lives.

Head over to the Edge Hill University website to find out more out this year's prize.

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